KILLER NOW A RED
FORMER REDS KILLER NOW A
The Cincinnati Reds
defeated 7-3 by the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday at Great American
Ballpark. Mike Leake made it through just 3.2 innings and allowed seven
earned runs on nine hits. Despite the loss, the Reds remain alone atop the
NL Central by one game. The Reds and Cardinals have alternated first-place
in the NL Central seventeen times this season.
"We have to beat these guys," Brandon Phillips said. "I hate the
Cardinals. All they do is b*tch and moan about everything, all of them,
they’re little b*tches, all of ‘em. I really hate the Cardinals. Compared to
the Cardinals, I love the Chicago Cubs. Let me make this clear – I hate the
The acquisition of 40 year-old
Jim Patrick Edmonds from the Brewers in exchange for Chris Dickerson was
announced just hours before Monday's first pitch. Edmonds started in
centerfield and batted fifth for the Reds. He went 0-4 during his Cincinnati
debut. Travis Wood was
optioned to Louisville allowing room for Edmonds on the Reds roster.
Wood will make one start in Louisville and will return to the Reds against
the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 19. A coinciding move will be determined
at that time.
"It's been a quick six or seven hours to go from kind of the bottom of
the standings to the top in a hurry," Edmonds said. " And show up
here playing the Cardinals, it's going to be a little nuts. I'm looking
forward to the challenge. The respect I have for the guys on this team after
playing against them for so many years, it seems like a good group of guys
that are very talented. It's nice to be on this side for once."
Jim Edmonds has been known as a "Reds killer" playing for the NL Central
Cardinals, Cubs, and Brewers in the past. In 118 games against Cincinnati
during his career he owns a .274 average and has driven in 85 runs while
belting 32 homers. During his 17 major league seasons, Edmonds has 390
homeruns, 1943 hits, 435 doubles, and is a career .285 hitter. Along with
four All-Star selections Edmonds has won eight Gold Gloves. He has been to
the playoffs seven times and has appeared in two World Series' with the
Cardinals. Edmonds and the Cardinals won the World Series in 2006.
"We thought Edmonds would add a veteran, playoff experienced guy who's
had a pretty good year with Milwaukee," Edmonds said. "He's actually
a guy I thought about signing over the winter and we didn't. I kind of
regretted the fact that we didn't. I think he's going to help us a number of
The Reds currently employ five former Redbirds. Miguel Cairo, Russ Springer,
Scott Rolen, Jim Edmonds, and Jason Isringhausen are all currently within
the Reds' organization. On the other hand, the Cardinals employ six former
Reds. Kyle Lohse, Dennys Reyes, Ryan Franklin, Jason LaRue, Felipe Lopez,
and Aaron Miles all reside on St. Louis' 40-man roster.
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